PDA

View Full Version : best T5 bulbs?



Levi
01-14-2015, 03:50 PM
I am looking for a full spectrum white t5 vho bulb 48" and ran across aquatic life bulbs and ATI bulbs. Anyone that runs t5 have any opinions on the best growth and life per bulb?

RuRoo
01-14-2015, 04:40 PM
ATI and Geissman are usually the top rated T5 bulbs that I've read.

Romebaby
01-14-2015, 04:54 PM
I'd look at these 3 for starters and keep in mind if you have UV~420 in your LED spectrum or not.
ATI Aquablue special
ATI Coral Plus
GE 6500K

Not sure on life but I read that they last longer if you keep 'em cool.

Levi
01-14-2015, 05:31 PM
I'm looking for just 2 bulbs and both whites of some sort. I will have a full blue varied spectrum ranging from 400-465nm

coach
01-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Ati blue plus
Ati purple plus. I love how the purple plus makes the reds in my corals so much brighter.

I have a 48" purple plus if you want it.

Levi
01-14-2015, 06:21 PM
are they purple or white? I have a 2 bulb fixture now that I will be having Doyle make LEDS to attach to for a T5 and LED combo. So the LEDS will handle the blue/purples and the bulbs will handle the full spectrum whites. I like the coral plus as it has a mix of white, blue, purple to produce a 15k look from what google research has told me so far.

hooked
01-14-2015, 06:21 PM
I'm running wavemaster 12,000k and 6500k. That with my blue LED's are producing some nice growth right now.
So I would guess that any other brand with that combo would work also.

Levi
01-14-2015, 06:21 PM
I'm running wavemaster 12,000k and 6500k. That with my blue LED's are producing some nice growth right now.
So I would guess that any other brand with that combo would work also.

why are all of a sudden we have a ton of double posts ???

coach
01-14-2015, 06:27 PM
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa426/tobyswisher/download_zpssfzxduia.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/tobyswisher/media/download_zpssfzxduia.jpg.html)

hooked
01-14-2015, 06:34 PM
I'm not seeing double posts.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Just_Tim
01-14-2015, 06:59 PM
If this is for the scrubber why not use t-8. Super cheap and for growing algae and barely penetrating 1/4" or acrylic and a curtain of water they would likely last years.




I am America and So can You

Chadrw79
01-14-2015, 11:44 PM
These area new fav t5 bulbs. Check out the shallow water bulb for your application

http://www.pacificsunusa.com/product/t5-lamps

Brian
01-15-2015, 12:23 AM
I run wavepoint 12k and 460 cool blue on mine, good growth. they make a ultra growth accelerator version I am gonna try next, the peaks in color wavelengths looks awesome.
http://www.wave-point.com/Lighting_folder/LampMain.html

coach
01-18-2015, 12:33 AM
I run wavepoint 12k and 460 cool blue on mine, good growth. they make a ultra growth accelerator version I am gonna try next, the peaks in color wavelengths looks awesome.
http://www.wave-point.com/Lighting_folder/LampMain.html

I just got the ultra growth bulb in the mail today. I really like the color. Hopefully the growth is just as good. Side note, I ordered from marine and reef and was extremely happy with them. I ordered on Thursday and it got here today, safe and packaged very well.

Levi
01-18-2015, 10:18 AM
If this is for the scrubber why not use t-8. Super cheap and for growing algae and barely penetrating 1/4" or acrylic and a curtain of water they would likely last years.




I am America and So can You
I thought about that but I'm trying to keep energy consumption down to a minimum.

Levi
01-21-2015, 06:01 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Helios-Retrofit-Fixture-Aquariums-54-watt/dp/B004AMCUVQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_petsupplies_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=17666ANSHGT3SBZB6YXV

thoughts? I will need 4 of these for my two frag tanks, and I like the wavepoint bulbs I think after much reading and research for price vs benefit.

hooked
01-21-2015, 06:13 PM
That is a pretty clean retro.

FireDawg56
01-21-2015, 06:26 PM
I just replaced mine from Amazon via Marine and Reef for $10.99 each total shipping was 7.00 took 4 days to arrive. I bought 48" 54w vho 10,000k but they had all varieties available.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

Levi
01-21-2015, 06:39 PM
I just replaced mine from Amazon via Marine and Reef for $10.99 each total shipping was 7.00 took 4 days to arrive. I bought 48" 54w vho 10,000k but they had all varieties available.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
Link isn't working, what do I search for?

FireDawg56
01-28-2015, 07:55 PM
im late getting back to this but try this link instead

http://www.petmountain.com/category/471/1/aquarium-t5-bulbs.html

Levi
01-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Thanks for this! I will be ordering bulbs soon.

Sharkboy99999
02-04-2015, 12:54 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Helios-Retrofit-Fixture-Aquariums-54-watt/dp/B004AMCUVQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_petsupplies_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=17666ANSHGT3SBZB6YXV

thoughts? I will need 4 of these for my two frag tanks, and I like the wavepoint bulbs I think after much reading and research for price vs benefit.

I Just got one today .the directions are not the best . If you have any questions about them let me know


Sent by me

ddwmedic
12-27-2015, 05:22 PM
I just purchased 4 Wavepoint T5 HO bulbs for my 75gal...
1- tropical Wave 65K
1- super blue 460
1- reef wave 420
1- ultra growth wave

hooked
12-27-2015, 08:33 PM
I just purchased 4 Wavepoint T5 HO bulbs for my 75gal...
1- tropical Wave 65K
1- super blue 460
1- reef wave 420
1- ultra growth wave

Where did you pick them up at?

ddwmedic
12-27-2015, 09:17 PM
Marine & Reef through amazon

hooked
12-27-2015, 09:18 PM
Thanks.